Meet Alexis Pritchard Health Coach
Hello and welcome to the Rebuild with Lex site. I would like to introduce myself, Alexis Pritchard Health Coach, Olympian and Physiotherapist.
I arrived with my mother, Cherie and our four suitcases in Auckland, New Zealand on 24th January 2000. We left Cape Town, South Africa for the prospect of a different life and better future. At sixteen years of age, I thought is was quite the adventure. I spent my teenage years acclimatising to a new life in Aotearoa with my mum, learning how to build a new family from community.
After leaving high school, I stumbled upon boxing as a way to get fit. I never dreamed of being an athlete – least of all a boxer! But those things both happened. In the 15 years since, I rose to the top of womens’ boxing in New Zealand and abroad. I proudly represented New Zealand at the 2012 Olympic Games, 2014 Commonwealth Games and won a Bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Studies and Business
While competing on the international stage, I also completed a Bachelor in Sports Science and Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. In 2014, it was time to push outside my comfort zone and expanded my wings; I started my own clinic. Rebuild with Lex is a practice founded in my strong belief exercise and kindness to oneself is powerful medicine for the body mind and soul for all people.
In 2015, my husband Cam and I opened Wreck Room, a boxing and fitness gym. It was precipitated by circumstance and required a big step into the unknown. There is no roadmap for evolving from an athlete into a business owner. It has been a big learning curve for me. I have learned to ask for help and I am certainly not afraid of the work it is going to take to make both entities successful. In all my endeavours, I carry with me the knowledge that the greatest achievement from my sporting career was not the medals and titles that I won, but the realisation that I was “good enough”.
A little more about me
The best advice I have been giving to date was “Give yourself permission to be great” and this applies to all aspects of life. Once we harness our minds to be our biggest and loudest cheerleader we open ourselves to new possibilities and new challenges. I believe walking towards the things in life that scare you a little and giving them a go, is the best thing you can do for yourself. Even if you stumble and fall and don’t get it right the first, second or fifteen time, get up and try again. Outside of my professional life, I am a wife, a cake decorator, a secret scrap booker and I aim to be a great friend. My small tribe of close friends are my family.
I look forward to working with you.